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At least 2 dead after likely tornado roars through Oklahoma town

A likely tornado killed at least two people as it destroyed a motel, roared through a nearby mobile home park and caused significant damage in the Oklahoma City area, officials said Sunday. Read more


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Dear Dr. Roach: Concerns about number of antigens in vaccines is unwarranted

Dear Dr. Roach: You mentioned in a recent column that there is no single-dose measles vaccine. I understand that there are people who objec… Read more

Dear Dr. Roach: Hydrogen peroxide is too harsh for at-home use in ears

Dear Dr. Roach: In a recent column, you said that using peroxide in the ear is a bad home remedy. Would you please expand on this subject? … Read more

Tomatoes have a 'secret' ingredient that your skin loves

Looking for really healthy, beautiful skin? You might want to eat more marinara sauce. Read more

Here's how often you need to walk to burn belly fat

Walking is a simple way to start losing weight, but to see results, you'll need to get your steps in every day and stick with a healthy diet. Read more

Is your makeup SPF enough to skip sunscreen?

Many makeup products come with SPF 15, 20 or 25 already in them. It might seem like you're getting a two-fer: Your makeup needs to be taken care of as well as sun protection. Read more

The 10 best cities for public transportation

American families may want to consider whether public transportation would be a safer, more convenient, more eco-friendly and cost-effectiv… Read more


Security solutions to keep your Decatur and Macon County family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don't have to. Read more

1st West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes found in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — State public health officials say they've confirmed Illinois' first mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus this seas… Read more

Here's what we know about DMH joining Springfield's Memorial Health System

DECATUR — Leaders of Decatur Memorial Hospital predict only positive changes for patients and the community when it becomes an affiliate of… Read more

Dear Dr. Roach: Atrial fibrillation demands treatment to reduce stroke risk

Dear Dr. Roach: I am an 87-year-old man in good health. Recently my physician discovered that I was having atrial fibrillation. I had no sy… Read more

Health official: Clinton teen does not have mumps

CLINTON — A Clinton High School student suspected of having the mumps does not have the rare and contagious disease. Read more


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